Check Point Urges Shoppers to Be Cautious

Developers of the award-winning ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite share insider tips for safe online shopping during the holiday rush

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- "Don't put hackers on your gift list." That's the advice from developers at Check PointR Software Technologies (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. In preparation for the advent of the online shopping world's "Cyber Monday," Check Point is arming consumers to wage battle against Internet grinches this holiday season.

Cyber Monday-the Internet's equivalent of "Black Friday"-is typically the biggest online shopping day of the year, marked by major discounts and promotions from online retailers aimed at driving Web traffic and boosting sales. For many consumers this time of the year can offer up a golden opportunity for some great online deals. However, it's important for consumers to also be aware of the plethora of Internet shopping scams, hacker attacks, fraudulent emails, and phishing schemes that often run rampant as well.

"Internet holiday attacks get more advanced each year, but many people are still relying on outdated or nonexistent security solutions, which put their computers and identities at risk," said Laura Yecies, vice president and general manager of Check Point's ZoneAlarm consumer division. "To stay safe online this holiday season consumers need to educate themselves on the latest types of threats, and make sure they are running up-to-date and comprehensive security software on their PCs."

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP)